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Best And Worst Callsigns  
User currently offlineSA006 From South Africa, joined Sep 2003, 1883 posts, RR: 55
Posted (8 years 10 months 3 weeks 1 day 13 hours ago) and read 23618 times:

Hello there.

Make your list on your most loved and hated ATC callsigns.

Best:
South African Airways - "Springbok"
British Airways - "Speedbird"
Valujet - "Critter"

Worst:
Neos - "Moonflower"
1Time - "Next Time"

-SA006  wave 


Proudly South African
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User currently offlineACdreamliner From United Kingdom, joined May 2005, 516 posts, RR: 1
Reply 1, posted (8 years 10 months 3 weeks 1 day 13 hours ago) and read 23622 times:

ah! (seems like a all out WW day for me 2day)

BMI Baby - Tiny - Best for me
All the boring ones are the world. Like Air Canada, American, United etc...



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User currently offlineWorldXplorer From United States of America, joined Feb 2005, 381 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (8 years 10 months 3 weeks 1 day 11 hours ago) and read 23601 times:

Best (Not previously mentioned):
"Cedar Jet" - MEA
"Relax" - SkyEurope

Worst
"Azal" - Azerbaijan Airlines
"Sunflower" - Sun Air (Fiji)

WorldXplorer


User currently offlineSabena332 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 3, posted (8 years 10 months 3 weeks 1 day 11 hours ago) and read 23596 times:

I like:

  • America West - "Cactus"

  • South African Airways - "Springbok"

  • British Airways - "Speedbird"

  • Eurowings Charter - "Shark" (not used anymore)

  • TNT Cargo - "Nitro"


  • Patrick


    User currently offlinePilotaydin From Turkey, joined Sep 2004, 2536 posts, RR: 51
    Reply 4, posted (8 years 10 months 3 weeks 1 day 11 hours ago) and read 23599 times:

    Best

    MNG - Blacksea
    Awest - Cactus

    Worst

    jetblue - could be much more creative
    SA - Springbok - maybe because BOK means shit in turkish lol



    The only time there is too much fuel onboard, is when you're on fire!
    User currently offline727EMflyer From United States of America, joined Mar 2005, 547 posts, RR: 0
    Reply 5, posted (8 years 10 months 3 weeks 1 day 5 hours ago) and read 23572 times:

    Best
    Pacific Wings (small time Hawaii interisland) - Tsunami

    Worst
    ANA - All Nippon (When spoken by pilots/atc in Japan it sounds like "oh-nee-poh")

    I definitely like the creative callsigns. They give character to the flights.


    User currently offlineAmy From United Kingdom, joined Feb 2005, 1150 posts, RR: 8
    Reply 6, posted (8 years 10 months 3 weeks 15 hours ago) and read 23535 times:

    Got to be 'cactus' for America West and 'bluebird' for Virgin Blue


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    User currently offlineThomasCook From United Kingdom, joined Aug 2004, 791 posts, RR: 8
    Reply 7, posted (8 years 10 months 3 weeks 14 hours ago) and read 23527 times:

    Hi,

    I think these are excellent callsigns:

    MyTravel Airways UK - 'Kestrel'
    MyTravel Airways A/S - 'Viking'
    First Choice Airways - 'Jetset'
    Astraeus Airline - 'Flystar'
    British Airways - 'Speedbird' and 'Shuttle'

    The following are rubbish:

    Thomsonfly - 'Thomson' - how creative!
    Ryanair - 'Ryanair'
    Thomas Cook - 'Topjet' - 'Globe' was much better

    Regards
    ThomasCook



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    User currently onlineB742 From United Kingdom, joined Mar 2005, 3762 posts, RR: 19
    Reply 8, posted (8 years 10 months 3 weeks 14 hours ago) and read 23522 times:

    Best:

    Dynasty - China Airlines
    Speedbird - British Airways
    Kestrel - My Travel

    Rob!


    User currently offlineBMIFlyer From UK - England, joined Feb 2004, 8810 posts, RR: 60
    Reply 9, posted (8 years 10 months 3 weeks 13 hours ago) and read 23520 times:

    I Like this one - "Carnage"  bigthumbsup 

    Belongs to these Big grin


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    Lee



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    User currently offlineSrbmod From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
    Reply 10, posted (8 years 10 months 3 weeks 12 hours ago) and read 23513 times:

    How about some colorful ones?

    Virgin Blue "Bluey"
    PSA (USX carrier) "Blue Streak"
    Atlantic Coast Airlines "Blue Ridge"
    Indigo "Indigo Blue"
    Air South "Khaki Blue"
    National Airlines "Red Rock"



    Looking through the list @ www.airlinecodes.co.uk there was one I saw that I found really funny.

    Inter-Island Air "Ugly Van"


    User currently offlineRyanair737 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
    Reply 11, posted (8 years 10 months 3 weeks 12 hours ago) and read 23516 times:

    Nice topic!  Smile

    Best

  • Air Wales - "Red Dragon"

  • Flyjet - "Envoy"

  • Hapag-Lloyd Express - "Excellence"

  • South African Airways - "Springbok"

  • VLM - "Rubens"


  • Worst

  • Air Southwest - "Swallow"

  • bmibaby - "Baby"

  • Jet2 - "Channex"

  • SN Brussels Airlines - "S-Tail"


  • Ryanair737


    User currently offlineTrekster From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
    Reply 12, posted (8 years 10 months 3 weeks 12 hours ago) and read 23504 times:

    Best

    BA - Speedbird
    SA - Springbok
    America West - Cactus

    Cant think of any really bad ones, maybe JET2 with Channex


    User currently offlineSignalOne From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
    Reply 13, posted (8 years 10 months 3 weeks 9 hours ago) and read 23486 times:

    Good ones:

    Air Scandic = Airscan  
    MyTravel Airways = Kestrel

    [Edited 2005-06-02 00:48:10]

    User currently offlineFreedomtofly From United States of America, joined Apr 2005, 750 posts, RR: 6
    Reply 14, posted (8 years 10 months 3 weeks 8 hours ago) and read 23485 times:

    Here's a few:

    Affretair (Zimbabwe) - Afro

    Jetair/TUI Airlines Belgium - Beauty

    Arrow Air (USA) - Big A

    America West Airlines (USA) - Cactus

    China Airlines (Taiwan) - Dynasty

    Lufttaxi (Germany) - Garfield

    Express One International (USA) - Longhorn

    TNT International (UK) - Nitro

    Hahn Air Lines (Germany) - Rooster

    British Airways (UK) - Speedbird

    Germanwings - Shark

    Pacific Wings (USA) - Tsunami

    Regards,
    Aaron



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    User currently onlineFriendlySkies From United States of America, joined Aug 2004, 4091 posts, RR: 5
    Reply 15, posted (8 years 10 months 3 weeks 7 hours ago) and read 23477 times:

    Best: HP - Cactus

    Worst: Trans States - Water Ski (it doesn't even make sense!)


    User currently offlineSonOfACaptain From United States of America, joined May 2004, 1747 posts, RR: 6
    Reply 16, posted (8 years 10 months 3 weeks 5 hours ago) and read 23464 times:

    Worst: Trans States - Water Ski (it doesn't even make sense!)

    It comes from their original routes when they were call Resort Air. They served a loy of lake destinations in the Ozarks. There is a reason for everything.

    I personally like it.

    -SOAC



    Non Illegitimi Carborundum
    User currently offlineHorizonGirl From Canada, joined Mar 2005, 807 posts, RR: 16
    Reply 17, posted (8 years 10 months 3 weeks 3 hours ago) and read 23458 times:

    No offence Horizon, please forgive me!
    How creative can you get huh?



    Devon



    Flying high on the Wings of the Great Northwest!
    User currently offlineChristian From Sweden, joined Oct 1999, 348 posts, RR: 2
    Reply 18, posted (8 years 10 months 3 weeks ago) and read 23448 times:

    I really like

    Novair (Sweden) - Navigator

    /Christian



    If your pictures aren’t good enough, you’re not close enough
    User currently offlineDoona From Sweden, joined Feb 2005, 3759 posts, RR: 13
    Reply 19, posted (8 years 10 months 3 weeks ago) and read 23445 times:

    Novair (Navigator) is good, i also like Air Wales and it's "Red Dragon". BA and Speedbird takes home the prize for best callsign for an global airline.

    Is it North American that goes by "Red Rock"?

    Cheers
    Mats



    Sure, we're concerned for our lives. Just not as concerned as saving 9 bucks on a roundtrip to Ft. Myers.
    User currently offlineDragon-wings From United States of America, joined Apr 2001, 3966 posts, RR: 0
    Reply 20, posted (8 years 10 months 3 weeks ago) and read 23444 times:

    Here are some of the ones I like.

    Atlas Air - "Giant"
    America West Airlines - "Cactus"
    China Airlines - "Dynasty"
    British Airways - "Speedbird"
    National Airlines - "Red Rock"
    South African Airways - "Springbok"
    Icelandair - "Iceair"
    Aer Lingus - "Shamrock"
    Blue Line - "Blue Berry"



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    User currently offlineEfohdee From United States of America, joined Oct 2004, 214 posts, RR: 0
    Reply 21, posted (8 years 10 months 2 weeks 6 days 14 hours ago) and read 23414 times:

    US Air Force AC-130: "Spooky"

    User currently offlineSrbmod From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
    Reply 22, posted (8 years 10 months 2 weeks 6 days 13 hours ago) and read 23406 times:

    Quoting Doona (Reply 19):
    Is it North American that goes by "Red Rock"?

    They go by "North American"

    "Red Rock" was used by the defunct LAS-based incarnation of National Airlines. Their callsign comes from Red Rock Canyon, which is just outside of Las Vegas.


    User currently offlineAirWest From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
    Reply 23, posted (8 years 10 months 2 weeks 5 days 11 hours ago) and read 23373 times:

    I'm surprised nobody mentioned ValuJet's old callsign- "Critter." That may be the dumbest one ever.

    User currently offlineMADtoCAE From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
    Reply 24, posted (8 years 10 months 2 weeks 5 days 9 hours ago) and read 23363 times:

    China Airlines Dynasty has to be up there.
    I also like ASA's candler, dont ask me why though, I think it sounds interesting.


    25 Post contains images Cactus739 : About as creative as American, Delta, Northwest, United, jetBlue, Southwest, Continental, and even Alaska? Their callsigns are all the same as their
    26 Post contains images MD11junkie : I very much agree with Ashley, CI HAS to be there. What about VS? VS = Virgin... VIR1 (Virgin One) Cheers! Gastón - The MD-11 Junkie
    27 Post contains images ClipperNo1 : It are mostly pigs, stuck in puberty, who work in this industry
    28 Aerlingus330 : I like- South African Airways- Springbok British Airways- Speedbird Aer Lingus- Shamrock My Travel- Kestrel AerLingus330
    29 Glom : The LHR-JFK supersonic flight had the coolest callsign. Speedbird One. No further comment necessary.
    30 Post contains images SA006 : So which airline has spit? Just to add to the list , some more good callsigns: SAAF Pumas - "Monsoon" DHL Africa - "World Star" Nelair - "Slipstream"
    31 Post contains images MANTEC : Absolutely Glom!!
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